Cheerleading was one of my favorite activities to do. I have been a cheerleader since Kindergarden. I use to push myself again and again to make sure all of my routines and chants looked as good as they could look. Since I was younger I have always been hard on myself and failing/not making the team wasn't an option. From the minute I got home I practiced until my arms hurt from tightening them to get a perfect motion.
I cheered on a team in New Brighton, Pennsylvania. I cheered with the team until I moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This team was everything to me and so were the girls. We all got along perfectly and everyone loved us. Getting the attention and love from everyone was a big thing to me. Most of the time people would come to watch the cheerleaders instead of the football players at the games. Our team also did competitions with other teams around the state. We all pushed ourselves over and over again to make sure everything looked great.
First place is winning, second place is winning, and third place was complete failure to our team. One day in September we were at a Competition and we were all so nervous yet so excited at the same time. We you run out onto that mat it's the scariest yet most exciting feeling ever. As we all …show more content…
Once I moved to North Carolina I joined the cheer team at Culbreth. Tryouts were never a problem for me because I had the confidence and the ability to push myself. Once I got to High School the girls were meaner and unenthusiastic about cheerleading. Some of the girls bullied me and treated me differently because of my skin color. I've never felt so bad in my life once I quit the team because of their mean comments. I felt like I failed myself and now I'm pushing myself in school and I want to succeed and attend the best college I can. College is very important to me and I want to get the best education I can get to succeed not only in class but in
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When I was about six or seven years old, I started cheerleading because my older sister, Tiffany, was a cheerleader (and what little girl doesn’t want to be just like their older sister?). Thanks to Tiffany, and, of course, my mom for signing me up and getting me where I need to be, I found a love and passion for something I would cherish for the rest of my life.
The average cheerleader dedicates 6-20 hours a week of their time to their training and conditioning. Cheerleaders are definitely considered athletes and deserve to be recognized for their hard work as an individual and as a team (Smith). A cheerleaders hard work emerges from their goals that are set in the beginning of each season. Competitive cheerleading is a sport that possesses multiple goals throughout the season. Goals are a set of things that you and your team are determined to reach throughout that period of time together. Behavioral expectations and skill accomplishments are just a few of the goals that can be set by a cheerleader in order to be successful. Goals are extremely important, because they help grow the structure of a team in a positive way (“Goal
Ever since I was seven I’ve been a cheerleader and my mom has been my coach. Now I am thirteen and I still do cheerleading, but instead of football cheer I do competitive cheer. The past two years I have been on the Kaneland Competitive squad and all two years the goal was to make it to the second day of a competition called state. State is the final competition were in the past competitions you would need to qualify for it and then at state, all the teams that qualified have a big competition and the top three go to the next day. Last year, was the closest out of all the years.
Every sport has a strategy to win. On a competitive cheerleading team there is indeed is a way to keep score, therefore a way to win. There are many different score categories that make up a total score such as difficulty, style, tumbling, stunting, dancing, and sharpness of motions. When a squad messes up or makes mistakes, judges can deduct points from the overall score to make it known that a mistake occurred. This is similar to a foul or a flag on a play. There is a maximum amount of points that you can receive, but earning a perfect score is very hard to do. In the cheerleading world, the point system that can be so close and differ so little from other teams. Scores can differ as little as a tenth of a point to one hundred points or more. There is a winner and a loser just like sports that are classified as a sport or the ones that are competed on in the Olympics. Colleges are very biased when it comes to giving out scholarships and classifying cheerleading as a sport. It is very hard to attend college on a cheerleading scholarship. Most colleges make cheerleaders pay out of pocket for being on a cheerleading team. The college squads still compete for national titles and high school cheerleading teams still compete for state titles just like any other sports team would. It is all political when it comes to college sports due to the statistics of colleges and how the athletic department divides their money. Sports that are recognized as
The young people of the cheer world have helped create a new and exciting way to show spirit, which needs to be recognized. Cheerleading is a sport. A sport that is still coming out of the wood work. This sport is only going to grow with or without recognition. To cheerleaders it's official, and now it's time for the whole world to be on the same page.
...for my first cheerleading squad, in the seventh grade, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. In fact, the try outs were so hard and so demanding I did not make the cut. This did not discourage me at all; it only gave me motive to try harder. Next season I came back with a bang; I made the cheerleading squad. Cheerleading is an experience that I would never give up for anything in the world. I learned more lessons on teamwork here than any other sport I played, because in cheerleading I mainly had to communicate with the other cheerleaders. Cheerleading involved much work and effort from me and my team mates. When I first started cheering I was a fairly fat cheerleader; by the end of the season my body was perfect enough for a show all bikini, and this is the one change that made me genuinely realize, “yes, I am an athlete; cheerleading is a sport.”
When I first started cheering, I decided to participate because of two reasons: my mom forced me and my older sister, who I modeled after, cheered. As I got older and began to think for myself, I had engaged in cheer for so long that it became a habit. If my mom did not demand that I partake in cheer, I would not have been able to go through situations that sparked personal growth and knowledge. Cheerleading has given me opportunities to guide and interact with younger kids, which has influenced my decision to become a pediatrician.
That was my favorite part of cheerleading because a bunch of squads from different schools come to compete against each other to see who’s the best. We would put up flyers around the school so people might come to watch us but they never did and some were even taken down. Now as far as our cheer squad went, we weren’t that good still because we had an inexperienced coach who did not know how to choreograph dances or cheers. So we continued to be made fun of and not taken seriously by our classmates, which was extremely annoying because we just wanted some respect for the work that we put it. When sophomore year came around we were starting to get a little sick of never placing at competitions and to our luck, we got a new coach the next
Imagine you see something or someone you thought you would never see before. I had that experience it before at the Ultimate Cheer Marathon. It was so breathtaking watching my favorite cheer squad face-to-face inside the big stadium, where the audience roared as they stepped on the mat. You seen amazing tumbling, perfect choreography, and the concession stand had excellent refreshments. Watching cheer in real life is such a fantastic experience. You should give it an attempt.
Cheerleading has been a big part of my life. As my senior year winds down, it is one of the things that I will miss the most. If my best friend had not encouraged me to join, I don't know if I would have the confidence and self-assurance that I do today. Cheerleading has influenced my decision to join other activities and be active in school as much as I possibly can. Cheerleading has helped me grow from an awkward seventh grader to a well-rounded
Every minute of the day we are doing something, whether we recognize it or not. How we spend our time can determine where we go. If I waste my time I will look back and wonder where it all went. Through all the practices, games, and extra events, it seems I am wasting my valuable time on something not worthy of my time or making a bad investment of my time. If you asked me if cheerleading was my life my answer would be no, but I spend a lot of time going to practices, games, and events that it is difficult to believe otherwise. Many people, including my sister, would say I should be spending my time doing something more productive than wearing short skirts and throwing girls in the air. However, I believe that I continue to cheer because it is worthwhile in my life.
In conclusion, cheerleading is a sport because it helps build up the good in people and so does basketball. This means that cheerleading should be considered a sport just like the majority of all of the other athletic activities. Parents should put their kids into sport athletic type programs to help them build up their self-confidence and to become good well-rounded citizens.
Cheerleaders really get the fans pumped up and excited at events; they also keep the fans engaged and bring fun to sporting events. Their job is to get the fans energized and hopefully cheer the team to victory. If they do their job well they inspire the fans which in turn inspires the athletes, propelling them to greater heights and to victory. Even when a team is losing by a wide margin, cheerleaders keep sending the message that victory is possible
All the cheer teams sit on the mat listening to teams get awards such as the spirit award, and an award called the colby sousa award. Once they announced the placements in the small division our squad bows our heads, hold hands, hoping for first place. We get to hear the team announced in second place, our grips get tighter, and our hearts race faster. They anounce our team as the champion of the small division, and the entire gym cheers so loud for us, we knew we deserved it. This was the day that my cheer team proved every team in the ECC wrong, we showed them what skills we have and what we can set our minds to in order to achieve the goals we’ve worked day and night
A jolt of energy rushed through my body and hit my heart when they call me up to get the team trophy. Not fourth, third, or second, but first place for the third year in a row. Being a captain of a team is an amazing experience. You get to see your team physically, mentally, and emotionally prepare for competition. It's a lot of hard work, but if you try your hardest, make all the practices and have a passion for cheerleading its worth it. Every year we take a few weeks to build a competition routine, the out come is incredible, but the celebration is the best part.